Glycoproteins of 130 and 115 kD (desmocollins I and II) isolated from desmosomes. Antibody fragments directed against desmocollins block desmosome formation, and desmocollins are therefore thought to be involved in the adhesion.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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